Hey all, not sure if this in the right section as its my first post but i assume it is.
My current spec:
CPU: i7 920 @2.7ghz
RAM: 6Gb DDR3
GPU: HD 5450 1GB
Im just wondering if i would be better of building a complete new system, or upgrading the gpu this month and upgrading the CPU, MOBO and RAM December. Posted below is the questions from the sticky "How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice". Also I'm wondering if this would be a good deal: OverClockers
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Budget Range: £800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming, Games, Net Surfing.
Parts to Upgrade: GPU, CPU, RAM, MOBO, PSU
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: AMD/ATI
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 and 1600x1200
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: GPU broke so the 5450 is a placeholder ATM. Also I'm due for a upgrade.
replace gpu. it's a turd. what are you having difficulty with that you need to upgrade the platform?
I know, my old GPU broke and that was all I could afford at the time, is was that or no PC.
And aside from poor gaming performance and the occasional lag with certain applications nothing. I just didn't want to be bottlenecked by the CPU and RAM. I was thinking of picking up a 7970 or waiting for the new AMD cards if that helps.
Your processor right now is actually not that slow, and is still one of the fastest out there. A GPU upgrade would get you pretty far.
What power supply do you have currently? I would also recommend a SSD if you dont already have one, but I am guessing you already have a Windows install, so it would be a little of a hassle.
I have a Corsair 600W PSU, and i'm not sure I could justify spending the money on a SSD at the moment.
Money spent on an SSD is a good idea, games will run smoother and load times will be much quicker! However I also recommend a new GPU for £800 you can get a fairly decent GPU as well as a 128GB (Or more if you feel like it) SSD!